SEIZED: Four illegal firearms in two days

SEIZED: Four illegal firearms in two days

PHOTO/FILE Police will dispose of weapons Wairarapa Police have seized firearms – a shotgun, a rifle and two pistols – and drugs, including methamphetamine, in three separate incidents in Masterton. About 1.45am last Friday police stopped a disqualified driver in...

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MMR vaccine for chemists

MMR vaccine for chemists

There is no indication when Wairarapa pharmacies will stock the MMR [measles mumps and rubella] vaccine. PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Wairarapa pharmacies are keen to provide measles vaccines to people over the age of 16 after previously not being...

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Biggest ceremony of year welcomes 25 newbies

Biggest ceremony of year welcomes 25 newbies

Masterton Mayor Lyn Patterson welcomed 25 new citizens last week. PHOTO/ELI HILL ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz In the packed wharenui of Te Ore Ore Marae, 25 people became New Zealanders in Masterton District Council’s biggest citizenship ceremony of the year. Among...

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Stream recognised at NZ River Awards

Stream recognised at NZ River Awards

Members of the Mangatarere Restoration Society planting the Mangatarere Stream. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Councillor says work still to be done GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz The Mangatarere Stream has been recognised as one of the most improved rivers at this...

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Hill crash: Man in serious condition

Hill crash: Man in serious condition

A man was rescued from his car after a crash on State Highway 2’s Remutaka Hill road on Sunday. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Passerby did right thing for victim MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz A man was rushed to hospital on Sunday afternoon after he was cut from car wreckage...

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Ardern names Pukaha kiwi

Ardern names Pukaha kiwi

PM Jacinda Ardern with Wairarapa Labour list MP Kieran McAnulty and kiwi head ranger Jess Flamy. PHOTO/PUKAHA NATIONAL WILDLIFE CENTRE KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz After a powhiri to welcome the Prime Minister to Pukaha National Wildlife Centre for the first...

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Wiley hangs up his boots

Wiley hangs up his boots

Popular Masterton agent Mike Wiley has retired after 52 years in the livestock business. PHOTO/MARCUS ANSELM MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz If the secret of being a great livestock agent is relationships, Mike Wiley is peerless in his field, said his clients...

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Super fundraiser for 4×4 wheelchair

Super fundraiser for 4×4 wheelchair

PHOTO/SUPPLIED GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Eli Honeysett is one step closer to tearing it up in his 4x4 wheelchair alongside members of the Eketahuna Lawnmower Racing Club after their fundraiser two weekends ago. Four years ago, the nine-year-old...

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Wine mogul swoops in

Wine mogul swoops in

New owner of Gladstone Vineyard Eddie McDougall, also known as the Flying Winemaker. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz The Flying Winemaker has landed at Gladstone Vineyard because he now owns it. Wine mogul Eddie McDougall set up an urban winery...

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Tidy travel

Tidy travel

Wairarapa road safety council, Men's Shed, and Mitre 10 present St Patrick's School scooter stands for the organised chaos created from the students loved mode of transport. PHOTO/EMMA BROWN EMMA BROWN emma.brown@age.co.nz About a dozen schools around Wairarapa have...

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Giving and taking in Raro

Giving and taking in Raro

MIS pupils met children from schools during their Rarotonga trip. PHOTO/SUPPLIED ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Masterton Intermediate School pupils have experienced a taste of the Pacific and learned about their heritage after returning from the Cook Islands. A group of...

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Papawai korero

Papawai korero

Sir Kim Workman’s life was honored at Papawai pa on Friday. PHOTO/ELI HILL ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Cars lined the sides of Pa Rd on Friday as iwi welcomed more than 100 people on to the Papawai Marae in Greytown to recognise Sir Kim Workman’s knighthood, and to...

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Young local hero

Young local hero

PHOTO/FILE Carys Gibbs, 18, got a surprise when she read an email saying she was a recipient of The Kiwibank Local Hero Medal. Gibbs is known for her environment and climate change advocacy and has run multiple events to improve awareness and action around the issue....

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‘Drunk as a skunk’

‘Drunk as a skunk’

The aftermath of the crash on July 8, 2016. PHOTOS/FILE REVEALED: How a serial drink driver got let off the hook Former police officer: ‘Bullying cost me my career and nearly my life’ Emily Ireland emily.ireland@age.co.nz Police “stubbornness” resulted in a serial...

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Drama weaved through history

Drama weaved through history

The grave of Nellie Miller. PHOTO/WAIRARAPA ARCHIVE Among the unobtrusive graves in Masterton is one for Nellie Miller. Australian-born, Ellen ‘Nellie’ Miller had an amazing life, filled with drama, as GARETH WINTER from the Wairarapa Archive explains Nellie Miller...

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